Monthly Archives: May 2017

1st prison sentence given in Bundy armed standoff in Nevada

Yahoo News LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge called a New Hampshire man a “bully vigilante” and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a … Continue reading

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US Eyes $1.1 Trillion National Security Budget for 2018

Anti-War – by Jason Ditz The most recent figures related to President Trump’s proposed increases in Pentagon spending, along with cuts at the State Department, show the general national security budget of the United States rising once again, with the … Continue reading

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New York Police Sergeant Charged With Murder of 66-Year-Old Mentally Ill Woman

The Daily Sheeple – by Will Porter A police sergeant was charged with murder on Wednesday for the October shooting of Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old woman with mental illness. The sergeant, Hugh Barry, pleaded not guilty at Wednesday’s arraignment to … Continue reading

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Children Now Face Fines And Arrest If They Don’t Get A Permit To Mow Grass For Money

Free Thought Project – by Jay Syrmopoulos Gardendale, AL — A regular summer right of passage for motivated teenagers across the United States in search of some extra spending money has always been cutting the neighbors’ grass. However, teens in Gardendale, Alabama, … Continue reading

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State Dept Sued for Records about Funding George Soros’ Open Society Foundation

Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed suit against the State Department and USAID for records about funding George Soros‘ Open Society Foundation in Albania. “This is our second FOIA lawsuit to uncover the truth … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

Reuters Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias in a region of Syria’s southeastern desert. They said six jets bombed their positions as they moved towards Zaza checkpoint … Continue reading

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Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack

The Guardian – by Jason Wilson As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he was considering using militia groups as security for public events. Taliesin … Continue reading

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Captain SKA – Liar Liar GE2017

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We have to stop honoring war

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Jared Kushner Venture Releases Plans For Brooklyn Heights Watchtower Renovation

Patch – by  Kathleen Culliton BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — A development team with ties to Jared Kushner released plans on Wednesday to transform the Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower complex into an office and retail space hub in DUMBO. Columbia Heights Associates — … Continue reading

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The Word From the Trenches – May 31, 2017

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This map of America’s most commonly misspelled words is highly disturbing

Sports Illustrated – by Jon Taylor The English language can be a complicated one for even the best native speakers, littered as it is with bizarre conjugations and spellings. Take silent letters like the “B” in plumber, for instance, or … Continue reading

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Congressman Introduces Federal Gun Control Legislation

Daily Nexus – by Maura Fox Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would encourage states to develop more comprehensive gun control laws. Introduced on the anniversary of the tragedy … Continue reading

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‘Veterans for Peace’ confront President Trump about endless wars

Baltimore Post Examiner – by Bill Hughs A contingent of antiwar protesters in the hundreds, gathered Tuesday for a rally, at 11 a.m., at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were led by the president of the Veterans for … Continue reading

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The Marshall Tucker Band – Fire on the Mountain

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State Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis

RT This could be the most uncomfortable State Department press briefing moment yet. During a press conference about US President Donald Trump’s recent trip to the Middle East, AFP journalist Dave Clark asked a department official why the US criticizes … Continue reading

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Czech restaurants, bars go smoke-free after years of debate PRAGUE (AP) — A smoking ban in Czech bars, restaurants and cafes came into effect Wednesday, putting to an end to the Czech Republic’s status as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe. The ban, which … Continue reading

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Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction … Continue reading

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Germany: Teen asylum-seeker held in alleged suicide attack BERLIN (AP) — German state police questioned a 17-year-old asylum-seeker on Tuesday after a tactical unit took him into custody on suspicion that he was planning a suicide attack in Berlin. Police in Brandenburg state said the teenager was … Continue reading

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Vietnam to Sign Deals for Up to $17B in US Goods, Services

VOA News WASHINGTON —  Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Tuesday that he would sign deals for U.S. goods and services worth $15 billion to $17 billion during his visit to Washington, mainly for high-technology products and for services. … Continue reading

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